Macau chief executive set to still get his way

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceMacau chief executive set to still get his wayWhat matters is who will replace Fernando Chui in the run up to the expiry of the casino operators’ gaming concessions, not who is in the legislatureBy prof. Jorge Godinho Do not think of losing much sleep over this weekend’s elections for Macau’s Legislative Assembly.The center of gravity of the political system in Macau, which has been described as super-presidential, is firmly the chief executive. The assembly on paper has very important exclusive legislative powers but in reality it has never rejected a proposal sent by the government and likely never will.  All pieces of legislation relating to gaming law that have been passed by the Assembly actually originated in bills from the government and were either not touched or only very slightly amended by the assembly, including the 2001 law on gaming concessions, the 2004 law on gaming credit,...

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